Glass by Laura Madsen
I have always been fascinated by the glowing molten glass and the bright orange colour. I find that the transparency and fragility of the finished glass pieces are in great contrast to the intense work process with the molten glass.
I try to maintain a moment of this process in my work to achieve a vivid and organic expression. I continuously attempt to push the boundaries and challenge the material in the search of new possibilities and perceptions. I often do this by combining different techniques or materials in regards to a predeterminate concept.
"Liquid Identity" is a sculpture/vessel, where I have applied sand casted heads and then gathered glass around it. The shape of the heads melts and the faces left in the glass are traces made only out of small bobbles and sand grit; it appears as a frozen moment of time.